Painters strike me as having warm uncomplicated friendships and probably more natural generosity than the practitioners of any other art. Perhaps this is because painting is such a portable, flexible thing.
When the world is so complicated, the simple gift of friendship is within all of our hands.
The building of friendship, family, community and love is complicated. We are so isolated in this country, no longer supported by tribes and villages.
A lot of women, when they're young, feel they have very good friends, and find later on that friendship is complicated. It's easy to be friends when everyone's 18.
In the world of relationships, possibly the most complicated, uncommon, hard to find, hard to keep and most rewarding has got to be friendship.
Friendship is a simple thing, and yet complicated; friendship is on the surface, something natural, something taken for granted, and yet underneath one could find worlds.
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
A good friend is a connection to life - a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world.